The link between gum disease and heart disease

People with gum disease are 2-3 times at risk of experiencing a heart attack, a stroke of other severe cardiovascular diseases. The effect is related to increased bacterial load due to gum disease, such as periodontitis. Long-term inflammation is a key contributor to many health problems , especially atherosclerosis.

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How can I find that I am suffering from gum disease?

Hi Ashwin,
The sign of gum disease are,

  1. swollen, red and tender gums
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bad breath
  4. build up of hard white brown deposits along the gum line
  5. loose teeth
  6. changes in the fitting of dental appliances